Date
19 January 2020

Develop self-advocacy skills

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Helping students identify aspirations and implement plans to achieve them’

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Support student advocacy

Support student advocacy

Support students to:

  • explain their learning needs and preferences to others
  • describe teaching approaches and resources that may be barriers to learning
  • understand and articulate their rights and how to advocate for them
  • find out about, and access, available supports and resources.

Source: Adapted from Rowan, L. M. (2010). It’s not all black and white: The transition of students with dyslexia into the first year of university study. Massey University (page 94). (opens in a new tab/window)

A students' story

A students' story

Ben emphasises the need to develop self-management and organisational skills for tertiary study.

Describing a medical condition

Describing a medical condition

A student shows how he makes his eye condition understandable to others.

Seek student feedback

Seek student feedback

A student with dyslexia describes how teachers can support his learning and well-being.

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Help students' identify aspirations and implement plans”:

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